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COVID-19: Financial Relief and Assistance Resources for Renters [Updated February 3, 2021]   [open pdf - 740KB]

From the Document: "On September 4, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an order (2020-19654) in the 'Federal Register', temporarily halting residential evictions nationwide through December 31, 2020, for covered renters. The CDC published an FAQs [frequently asked questions] document related to this order. On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (P.L. 116-260) was enacted. Division N of the act extends the CDC eviction moratorium order through January 31, 2021 (§502) and provides $25 billion for emergency rental assistance to be administered by state and local governments (§501). On January 29, 2021, the CDC issued an order extending the eviction moratorium through March 31, 2021. This order also extends application to American Samoa, which was not covered by the previous order. These actions follow the expiration of a previous federal eviction moratorium. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act; P.L. 116-136) provided a temporary federal moratorium on eviction filings for nonpayment of rent against renters residing in federally assisted properties or properties with federally backed mortgages. This moratorium went into effect upon enactment of the CARES Act on March 27, 2020, and lasted for 120 days (through July 24, 2020). Landlords were required to provide at least 30 days' notice before renters must vacate the property (not before August 23, 2020)."

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CRS Insight, IN11498
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2021-02-03
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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